Session1709
TitleAspects of Otherness in Byzantium: Monks and Laymen
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorInstitut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institute of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens
 
OrganiserEkaterini Mitsiou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
 
Moderator/ChairEleonora Kountoura-Galaki, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens
 
Paper 1709-a Appearance ('Ethos' and 'Schema') Defining and Disguising 'Otherness' in Byzantine Monasticism
(Language: English)
Nike Ekaterini Koutrakou, Institute for Graeco-Oriental & African Studies (IGOAS), Athens
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Hagiography; Monasticism; Social History
Paper 1709-b The Archbishopric of Ohrid between Its Bulgarian Past and Its Byzantine Present, 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Grigori Simeonov, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Local History; Religious Life
Paper 1709-c Otherness in Late Byzantine Political Ceremonies
(Language: English)
Paraskevi Sykopetritou, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Political Thought; Rhetoric
 
AbstractThis session aims at presenting various aspects of 'otherness' in Byzantium. The notion of otherness is based on the dichotomy 'we' and the 'others' which can be traced even in the most unsuspected places. This division was applied within the Byzantine society and between Byzantium and other ethnic, religious, and political groups. The three proposed papers aim at analysing some cases of otherness in hagiographic texts, as well as in political ceremonies and practices.